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CBS
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor scored a knockout. >> i do believe governor romney is the clear winner of this debate. if it was a boxing match, it would have been called. >> reporter: an instant cbs news poll of independent voters shows romney was the overwhelming winner. 46% of the people we surveyed say romney won the debate while 22% say the president had the edge. romney also helped his image with voters. 63% now say they believe romney cares about their needs and problems. that's up from 30% before last night. and 56% say they like romney better after watching his performance. but moderator and pbs anchor jim lehrer might not feel the same way. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop this to pbs. i like pbs, big bird and you too, but i'm not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: the two men will square off again october 16. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >>> both men hit the campaign trail today and the president will hold a rally in denver and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia campaigning with his
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
electoral votes will be on the line there next month. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: mitt romney and his supporters have a new message for president obama. romney has three more campaign stops in ohio today for a very good reason. no republican has won the presidency without carrying ohio. >> i want you to go out there and find someone who voted for barack obama and get them to come join our team. >> reporter: romney's ohio poll numbers are sunning as more voters -- are surging as more voters are connecting. >> this country is a country of equal opportunity. everybody has an equal chance to succeed and i think romney kind of -- is for that. >> reporter: president obama is back in washington today. the obama campaign has 120 field offices spread across the pivotal state. >> hello, buckeyes. >> reporter: in columbus, the president reminded voters which candidate supported the auto industry bailout. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. >> reporter: ohio senior citizen bill todd believes the pre
CBS
Oct 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
and mitt romney will both campaign in virginia today. the president will be at george mason university in fairfax county this morning. governor romney will make a stop in abingdon. >> yesterday both men took some time off for comical moments at the al smith dinner a fundraiser for catholic charities. the men joked about themselves and each other. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: for one knightage, president obama and mitt romney -- night only, president obama and mitt romney took a break from the bitter campaign. sort of. >> in the spirit of "sesame street" the president's remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter o. and the number 16 trillion. >> reporter: both men were featured speakers of the al smith dinner. a white tie fundraiser for catholic charities. a fact not lost on romney. >> it's nice to finally relax and wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> reporter: president obama spoke second and he was quick on the draw himself. >> everyone please take your seats. otherwise clint eastwood will yell at them. >> reporter: he admitted that some people may be tired of
CBS
Oct 22, 2012 4:30am EDT
playing politics with libya. >> mitt romney was sending out political press releases. >>> president obama held a lead in the polls but mitt romney's performances have lifted his numbers to where there is now a dead heat in the polls. >> this created a problem in the hinds of some voters. >> the obama campaign said this is exactly how they envisioned the race playing out. >> we feel we are even or ahead in the battleground states. susan mcginniss cbs news, washington. >>> president obama and mitt romney are tied in a poll released yesterday. we are your go-to debate station tonight. we are teaming up with. s.a. today. you can join the conversation via facebook or twitter and then on 9news now at 11:00 we will be talking with paul singer. >>> jordanian authorities say they foiled a terror plot. a government spokesman says all the suspects are from jordan. the spokesman says the men were assisted by al cod operatives base in iraq. >>> jeffrey thompson is under a federal investigation for funding a shadow campaign for making straw contributions to other campaign. charter is the city's largest
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
four weeks away and the presidential race is tighter than ever. >> both m.i.t. romney and the -- mitt romney and the president will be campaigning in ohio. many believe that battleground state could make or break either candidate. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: president obama is urging supporters to get almost obsessive about his reelection. >> so i need you in this election. the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: the president wrapped up a california fund raising blitz in san francisco. he asked donors to send e-mails and make phone calls to people in swing states who will decide the election. >> but we have to understand we've got a lot more to do and if we don't do it, then change won't happen. >> reporter: republican nominee mitt romney heads to middle america today for more campaign rallies. last week's debate reenergized his campaign and now he has the numbers to prove it. in a research center poll last month, romney trailed president obama by eight points. 51% to 43%. but a new poll taken after the presidential debate last week shows him ahead
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
and mitt romney are spending the day preparing for their second debate. the president is hold up at a resort in williamsburg, virginia. >> romney is at his boston headquarters. tuesday's debate is being held at hofstra university in new york. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: president obama took a brief break from his debate prep to visit a campaign office in virginia. he's been hold up at a williamsburg, virginia resort studying. this time aides say things will be different. prior to the first debate in denver, the president held a campaign rally and took a field trip to hoover dam. when asked how his preparations were coming along? >> it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: but had a different answer when asked the same question on sunday. >> it's going great. >> reporter: the obama campaign says the president knows he has to do better this time. >> no one is a harsher critic than the president is of himself. he viewed the tape. i think he's going to make some adjustments on tuesday. i'm not going to get into detail about strategic changes that he might
CBS
Oct 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
with the japanese investigation. >>> turning our attention to the race for the white house, mitt romney and president obama will both campaign in new york today. yesterday the candidates focused on women. >> mitt romney told supporters in virginia that women have been particularly hit hard by this economy. president obama told his supporters he doesn't need a binder full of resumes to find qualified women for his staff. tara mergener have more. >> reporter: they will be sporting black coats and white ties at a charity dinner in new york tonight. it's a chance for the candidateses to have fun and tell bad jokes like this one from president obama during the last election. >> i do love the waldorf astoria. i hear that from the doorstep you can see all the way to the russian tea room. >> reporter: but the jokes are decidedly less friendly on the campaign trail as both men battle for every vote they were focused on one group in particular wednesday: women. >> why is it that there are 3.6 million more women in poverty today than when the president took office? this president has failed americ
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
team. >>> the two presidential candidates prepare for the debate. mitt romney announced a new stance when it comes to illegal immigration. susan mcginnis explains. >> reporter: more than 5,000 people packed the space and air museum to hear romney on monday. colorado is among the battleground states that have a large hispanic population, and romney now tells "the denver post," he will honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants granted by president obama in an executive order in june. it's the first time he's expressed support for the act. here's what he said in los angeles recently. >> president obama created what he calls a stopgap measure. those are his words for children who are brought here illegally through no fault of their own. instead of playing politics with these children, i will pursue permanent immigration reform. >> reporter: the president's executive order is a shortened version of the dream act, legislation that would grant citizenship to the same immigrants under certain conditions. mitt romney has opposed the bill in the past. >> pledging, quote,
CBS
Oct 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
his hometown of chicago tomorrow. mitt romney will work the west and midwest with an early afternoon rally in nevada followed by another in iowa. after months of speeches, campaigning and debating, the two candidates continue to accuse one another of having no plan for the next four years. >> we haven't heard an agenda from the president. that's why his campaign is taking on water and our campaign is full speed ahead. >> i laid out a plan for jobs and middle class security. unlike mitt romney, i'm proud to talk about what's in my plan. >> reporter: the obama campaign plans to hand out a 20-page outline of the president's agenda to millions of voters in battleground states. the romney campaign continues to point to its website for his five-point plan. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> if you don't like either mitt romney or president obama in this election, a third party may be an op. candidates from the lib tear january, green, constitution and -- libertarian, green, constitution and justice departments are on the ballot in most states. >>> richard murdoch made some
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
and that's exactly what mitt romney and i are proposing. >> reporter: ryan insinuated that president obama's debate performance last week was motivating the vice president. >> i know you're on a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. >> reporter: as for who won, it depends on who you ask. polls taken right after the debate are mixed. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters, 50% thought the vice president won. 31% sided for ryan and 19% called it a tie. 56% thought biden would be an effective president if necessary compared with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balanced and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney-ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. >> if you plan in voting in maryland, d.c. or virginia in the upcoming november election and you haven't registered to vote, you only have a few days left. in virginia you have till monday. maryland tuesday is the last day to register. d.c. it's friday, october 1
CBS
Oct 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
: mitt romney has endorsed mourdock's senate campaign. romney disagrees with what mourdock said but stands by his endorsement. >>> virginia attorney ken cuccinelli is reversing claims on voter fraud. a pennsylvania manual was arrested last week -- man was arrested last week on charges he threw away eight completed voter registration forms. cuccinelli's office says it will investigate the claims in the commonwealth. >>> what did a cheap -- was it a cheap setup or blatant proof of dishonest politics. a new video showing pat moran apparently giving advice on how to commit voter fraud. >> the fallout from this video has already started. pat moran stepped down as director of his father's campaign. ken molestina has more on the video from a conservative watch group which focuses on exposing government corruption. >> reporter: the hidden camera video was recorded at an arlington restaurant on october 8. the investigator disguises as a democratic supporter and tries to get advice. listen closely. >> he's looking for two guys to help him. he's got -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: after unde
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
voters. vice president biden said something tuesday the romney campaign agreed with. >> how they can justify raising classes in the middle -- raising taxes in the middle class which has been buried. >> reporter: romney said they have been buried. the obama campaign says ryan took mr. biden's comments out of context. in washington, susan mcginnis, cbs news. >> what are the facts and what you're hearing tonight is going to be just spin? we'll sort it all out for you this evening as we fact check the candidates in real time as they speak. we're teaming up with our partners at "u.s.a. today." we'll get the job done together. it starts at 9:00 p.m. on wusa9.com. we'll live stream the debate there on our website and be sure to watch 9news now at 11:00 for the most accurate debate coverage. >>> if you're not being avoiced from all the political signs clogging the medians of the virginia highways, there's a reason for that. there's not there anymore. lawmakers got rid of the law which used to allow the signs. right now not even political signs are allowed along public roads. >> too
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
, it could stop the bleeding. >> reporter: new polls from three battleground states show romney now has a one-point edge in colorado. in wisconsin the race is tightening. the president's six-point lead is down to three-points while in virginia the president has a five-point lead. romney and the president debate for a second time next week in new york. >>> we have some of the best coverage you are going to find anywhere when it comes to these debates. beginning at 9:00 tonight, "u.s.a. today" reporters will start blogging about what the candidates say. you can see that live on wusa9.com and then participate in the conversation on facebook and twitter. then turn your tv to channel 9. watch the debate which starts at 9:00 p.m. then log on to wusa9.com at the same time. we do the fact checking there. then of course join derek and anita at 11:00. they'll fact check with the candidates with the "u.s.a. today" team. >>> there are some very important deadlines coming up if you plan in voting in this november's election. we hope you do you have just a few more days to register to vote. in virginia you
CBS
Oct 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
with democrats and refused to block early voting in ohio on the last weekend before the election. mitt romney will also try to capitalize on his performance in our area spending the day focusing on the commonwealth. he'll have rallies in chesapeake and leesburg and in the leesburg rally will be at ida lee park. doors open at 4:30. the event begins at 6:30 tonight. you do need a ticket. you can get them at the victory offices in arlington, loudoun, or sterling. we have all the addresses right there on your screen for picking up tickets. >>> about 40 students of the university of maryland who want careers in politics watched the debate and they weighed in. >> deborah alfarone spent the evening with students from the school of public policy, and she has their reaction. >> reporter: inside university of maryland, public policy grad students are watching, reacting and tapping on their smart phones. >> it's not true. >> it's absolutely true. >> reporter: to be clear it was a lopsided crowd. do you mind if i ask for a show of hands of how many registered democrats? how many registered republicans? >
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
of solidarity. >>> president obama and governor mitt romney are pushing for early voting. >> today both men continue to campaign in the battleground states that could decide who will become our next president. susan mcginnis has the latest. >> reporter: president obama cast his early ballot in chicago as he tried to boost turnout before election day. >> for all of you who have not yet early voted, i just want everybody to see what an incredibly efficient process this was. >> reporter: it's a strategy the president's team is hoping will give it an edge in battleground states that will likely decide the election. the president wrapped up a 40- hour tour through four of those competitive states with a rally last night in cleveland. >> i need you, ohio. america needs you, ohio. >> reporter: ohio is also where mitt romney focused his day making three campaign stops. >> the obama campaign is slipping because he's talking about smaller and smaller things despite the fact america has huge challenges and that this is such an opportunity for america. that's why on november 6 i'm counting on ohio to v
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
presidential debate. tara mergener. cbs news. >>> the romney campaign has not released any september fun raising -- fundraising figures. >>> federal investigators were finally able to get five terror suspects extradited to the united states this went. they were being held in the united kingdom. the men are accused of bombings back in 1998. in all 224 people were killed, including a dozen americans. the suspects are also accused of trying to establish a terror training cam nap oregon. >>> sometimes as an nfl quarterback, it is okay to just get out of bounds or even slide. >> or just throw the ball away. that is what the redskins faithful there morning are saying after watching robert griffin 3 get lit up. you are going to see him roll-out to the right here and get hit not once in the head but twice. broken play. it is awful. the play resulted in griffin being diagnosed with a mild concussion. he is being reevaluated today. the team ended up losing the game, final score 20-17. >> it is upsetting. >> it was brutal. i was there. >>> the first playoff win for the franchise, the team opened th
CBS
Oct 16, 2012 4:30am EDT
reached between the two campaigns. tara mergener, cbs news, washington. >> mitt romney won the toss so he will receive the first question of the w -- of the evening. >> wusa9 is the place to be for the coverage. join us for the debate. you can also watch it online at wusa9.com. stick around at 11:00 as we talk to the "u.s.a. today" fact checkers about who was telling the truth and who was exaggerating. the deadline to vote in virginia has come and gone. if you live in maryland, the deadline to register is today. and in the district, the mail- in registration deadline has already passed but you can register in person at the election board's headquarters. you have until friday, the 19th to register in person in d.c. for more information on voter registration, go to our website wusa9.com. look under our campaign 2012 tab. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is taking responsibility for the attacks in benghazi, libya. it killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. during a trip to lima, peru, secretary clinton told reporters it was her job and not the white house to ensure securi
CBS
Oct 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
for goode were probably intended for romney. >> reporter: goode is on the ballot in 26 states n. a race this close, even if he pulls a fraction of a percent in virginia, it could affect the outcome. andrea mccarren, 9news now. >> the third party presidential candidates including goode have been largely ignored in the debates, participate in a live internet only debate hosted by larry king. >>> one of the hottest congressional races in our area is for maryland's sixth district. rosco bartlet finds himself in a fight to maintain his seat. tonight on 9news now at 7:00 p.m., both mr. bart lee and his democratic challenger john delaney will be in the studio for the entire newscast to discuss issues important to district six marylanders. that's tonight right here on 9news now at 7:00. >>> another highly contested election day issue in maryland involves ballot question seven. it asks vote fers they wand to -- voters if they want to expand gambling. if approved it would establish a casino at national harbor in prince george's county. supporters claim it would create more jobs and potentially pr
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